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    Posted 7 years ago

    Pacer_place
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    Anybody know what this tool is? I got it with another tool from c1860 - a combination square made by J. R. Brown & Sharpe. It looks like an early stapler, but there isn't a staple housing. It appears to be a trimmer of sorts. When you squeeze the handle the section below the hand pulls back and opens a diamond shaped hole. The hole is open to the top of the front support. It could be either wire or wood was threaded through the top, and when a section was needed, the handle would be squeezed, the section inserted, and when the the handle was released it would snip the wood or wire???? Can anyone help?

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      an early stapler, maybe?
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      or nail gun?
    3. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Wire stripper?
    4. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Early rivet gun or studder ??
    5. slackjack, 7 years ago
      This is used by a window glass installer. It pushes a diamond shaped piece of sheet metal into the window frame to hold the glass before the putty is set in.
    6. lzenglish lzenglish, 7 years ago
      Nice work "slackjack", as that is exactly what it is, as you already know,lol!. Nice find!
      Wayne
    7. jacko66, 7 years ago
      bet me to it, well done know, as glaziers point driver
    8. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I still have some of the old push points but no driver so I use a screw driver. These were really handy and a time saver.
    9. Pacer_place, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much. You've been a big help. Tom
    10. EJW-54 EJW-54, 7 years ago
      I used to use one of these fixing windows! they worked good!
    11. Kydur Kydur, 7 years ago
      I worked in a frame shop / photo lab in the 1980-90s and this tool was/is also used in picture framing - shoots little diamonds into the wooden frame to keep the glass, photo, and backing cardboard in place; then a layer of Kraft paper is fastened over the back of the frame with double-sided tape.

      A real hassle to remove the diamonds with a pair of pliers though, especially in the hardwood frames!

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